I have been to 22 countries and do not plan on stopping anytime soon. Next up: China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Antarctica, Argentina, Portugal, Sweden, Peru, Russia, South Africa, India, Greece…ok I could go on for much longer so let’s just stop there. You get the idea.
I circled around the neon lights and streetwear shops in Shibuya, the sexy times neighborhood of Kabukicho, had a classic Harajuku shopping experience on Takeshita Dori, and stumbled upon expensive thrift shops in Jingumae.
In Jinbocho, Tokyo, you’ll find cramped used bookstores that sell 17th century text about Samurai culture, taboo novels in which the narrator is the devil, or classic 80s movie posters with Japanese text.
I’ve always said that if I were to wait for other people to travel with me, I would never go. Especially at this age, where my friends have careers, are getting Masters’ degrees, or even have children, it’s harder than ever to find someone to go with me.
Even I have very specific times that I can travel (because of my full-time job) and I can’t narrow down my search any more than I already have.
This is one of the most well-preserved district in Kyoto. Fully dressed Geishas wander the streets and are very interesting and beautiful to behold but, please, don’t make them uncomfortable my shoving your camera in their face.